Hiya At the moment, we are clipping Ollie really short all over. I'm thinking in winter of getting him an Equafleece coat, and we were thinking of having him clipped short all over during winter too, but the Equafleece coat doesn't cover the tummy and legs. I'm thinking, would it be fairer for Ollie for us to leave the skirt and feather and only clip his back? Therefore, the coat will cover his back, but the skirt and feathers will keep his tummy and legs warm. I don't mind cleaning him after each walk if he gets muddy, and we can maintain it, but I suspect as it grows out, it'll grow curly, but never mind. Is this a good idea? How long should I allow the skirt and feathers to grow for winter? (ie. how long will it take to grow a good length to be warm?).